Thursday, March 29, 2018

Kisses and Hugs

Hello Friends ...
The Easter weekend is rapidly approaching!
Kids are all grown and I'm not cooking this year, so luckily I have the time to join in
a few fun challenges.


 I was inspired by the Photo Inspiration at Addicted to Stamps & More
for my color selection.  And, as you notice, that pink
flower in the middle lower image also caught my eye.


I have used Tim Holtz distress ink to create my background panel.
My color got a little darker than I wanted because
for some reason my finger prints were showing up
and I kept adding ink to try and cover them.

 My design was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches
current sketch challenge . . .

For my 'shaped' focus image I've used the Die Versions
 'Lovely Kids' die and for my sentiment, the

A white gelly roll pen was used to create the faux stitching.
And of course, my sweet pink Prima flowers 
are adorned with Nuvo White Crystal Drop centers.



I die cut the 'hugs' 4 times, stacked them and
sponged a little of the same blue TH ink on the upper
portion that would be backed by the white panel
to help add dimension.

 As always, thanks SO MUCH for taking the time to stop by!


14 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

It's just AMAZING!!! Love it!!

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Super cute card. I love all the sweet details and how you utilized the dies!

Donna Phelan said...

Oh I just adore that silhouette die cut! CUTE!

Leslie Miller said...

Awww, sweetness! That die is a most darling silhouette and so cute with the flowers, the "hugs", and perfect for the sketch! Your background reminds me of blue jeans which, in turn, reminds me of my Jeans background stamp that I haven't used in a while even though I love it so much. Sigh... sometimes I think I shouldn't sit here in the mornings because then all I want to do is stamp!

C├ęcile Ribon said...

Wow! What a sweet take on the sketch. I love how you used the banner to sit those pretty silhouettes. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a cute and adorable card showing young love. I do like that flower you added too! This is a fabulous card design.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my that cute little couple are just adorable, I like how you did the colors on the hugs, and the flowers are a sweet touch too. I have seen other people use a piece of scrap paper to hold down the paper they are working on so they don't get those finger prints on their work, maybe that will help next time :)

Jen Brum said...

What a sweet card! Love those silhouettes and the little pink flowers! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Diane said...

Super cute and adorable card, fabulous background too...you just keep 'rollin' them out, wish I had your mojo!!

Inkyfingers said...

I love how your cute couple pop out from the blue background Darlene and the white stitching and sentiment are a great finishing touch.
Thanks for playing along with us at ATSM.

Kelly S. said...

I love your colors and how you used them on this card! It oozes sweetness!

Kim S said...

Absolutely charming! I love your creative use of the sketch with that sweet couple! The two-toned sentiment is a great touch. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Desperatehousewife Craft said...

Such a sweet card Darlene and your comment about the inky fingers made me laugh as i do that so often and then try to cover up too. Gorgeous watercoloured smooshed background! And thanks for the tips about the markers too! Thanks for sharing your card at Addicted to Stamps and More and we hope to see more of your beautiful creations again. Hugs,Gwendolyn

Nandini said...

Lovely card and a great take on the inspiration photo. Thank you for joining us at the ATSM challenges. Hoping to see you again soon. Nandini DT.